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General News

SIA New Product Showcase Awards announced

June 17, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2021 winners of the SIA New Product Showcase Awards, the flagship awards program presented in partnership with ISC West recognizing innovative security products, services and solutions. Top among the winners, who were recognized June 17 during a virtual awards show, was Lumeo, receiving the 2021 Best New Product Award and Teleportivity which received the Judges’ Choice Award. Since its inception in 1979, the...

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Baltimore second major city to ban facial recognition this week

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Baltimore second major city to ban facial recognition this week

June 11, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—On June 8, the Baltimore City Council voted 13-2 to approve what would be the most extreme ban by a local jurisdiction on personal and business applications of facial recognition technology. This follows the recent announcement the Baltimore City Council advances extreme ban on facial recognition. While the Security Industry Association (SIA) supports a related measure introduced in the Council today to establish a task force to examine the technology and make legislative...

Don Erickson, facial recognition technology, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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Monitoring Matters

Facial Recognition Technology – A Criminal Offense?

June 2, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

Is it possible that security technology is criminal in nature? Sounds like that line of irrational thinking is what is behind one of the more puzzling decisions made just last week by the Baltimore City Council’s Public Safety & Government Operations Committee. The committee’s mind-boggling move on May 26 to advance a proposal that would ban nearly all applications of facial recognition technology in the city raises one simple question – What were you thinking? There’s...

Don Erickson, facial recognition technology, Security Industry Association (SIA)


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NASCAR's Julia Landauer to keynote Women in Security Forum Event at ISC West

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NASCAR's Julia Landauer to keynote Women in Security Forum Event at ISC West

June 1, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) – as part of its Women in Security Forum initiative – will host a complimentary keynote event during ISC West featuring remarks from two-time racing champion Julia Landauer on risk analysis and working with fear, the importance of STEM education, women’s empowerment and leadership. ISC West 2021 will take place July 19-21 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, and the SIA Women in Security Forum Keynote...

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Baltimore City Council advances extreme ban on facial recognition

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Baltimore City Council advances extreme ban on facial recognition

June 1, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Baltimore City Council’s Public Safety & Government Operations Committee moved on May 26, 2021 to advance a proposal that would ban nearly all applications of facial recognition technology in the city. Prior to the vote, the Security Industry Association (SIA) and other leading technology and business groups wrote a letter to the committee expressing concerns about the profound negative impact of the measure for residents of Baltimore. Importantly, the letter...

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On The Editor's Desk

Industry confidence rebounding

May 26, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

While the U.S. begins to pull itself out of quarantine (the New Yorker cover sums it up perfectly), we here at Security Systems News have been hearing from all facets of the industry – dealers, systems integrators, consultants, manufacturers, end users – that things are starting to open up again, as new business pipelines (bad choice of word considering the recent Colonial Pipeline incident) begin to get back to pre-pandemic levels, and better, for some. As Eagle Eye Networks...

Dean Drako, Security Industry Association (SIA), SIA Security Market Index


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Women in Security Feature: Diana Hanna, PSA Security

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Women in Security Feature: Diana Hanna, PSA Security

May 26, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine--As part of Security Systems News’ and the Security Industry Association (SIA) Women in Security Forum’s (WISF’s) continuing series highlighting the contributions of women in security, this month’s feature is on PSA Security National Director of Business Development and Strategic Accounts Diana Hanna, who focuses on recruiting new companies to join PSA while working closely with companies that are already equity owners of PSA. PSA is a global systems integrator...

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SIA announces 2021 Women in Security Forum Scholarship opportunity

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SIA announces 2021 Women in Security Forum Scholarship opportunity

May 18, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, an initiative developed by the SIA Women in Security Forum. The 2021 program will offer multiple scholarships worth at least $3,000 each that SIA members and students can use toward professional development and education. SIA’s Women in Security Forum is a community open to all SIA members that works to promote, recruit and cultivate the leadership...

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Monitoring Matters

Tales from the “DarkSide”

May 12, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

“Tales from the Darkside” was a horror anthology series that aired in the 1980s. But what is going on today is not some made-up fiction, it is real life. And like the cult favorite show, and the cybercriminal group that references the show’s title, it is downright scary. We just experienced the largest cyberattack against U.S. critical infrastructure in our nation’s history. I will say this again – the largest cyberattack against U.S. critical infrastructure in our...

Antoinette King, Bert Rankin, Cybersecurity, cybersecurity certification, Pierre Bourgeix, PSA Security Network, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Specifiers


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SIA announces cybersecurity certification for the security industry

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SIA announces cybersecurity certification for the security industry

May 11, 2021SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the creation of the Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC), a new industry credential developed by SIA with support from PSA Security Network and Security Specifiers and the first-ever certification focused specifically on cybersecurity and physical security convergence.   The SICC program is designed for security industry professionals and assesses and validates...

PSA, Ray Coulombe, Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Specifiers


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